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Privacy Awareness Week runs from 24-30 August 2008, with the theme "Privacy is your Business". Various events will be held during the week.

View the media release. 

During Privacy Awareness Week an international film competition for secondary school students was run with the theme "Privacy is your Business".  Students had to produce a short film about a privacy issue.  Prizes were awarded to the NZ winner and runner-up and to an overall international winner.

On 25 August 2008, Privacy Awareness Week "Is your information floating around out there?" was officially launched with a joint-Office of the Privacy Commissioner / Auckland Chamber of Commerce breakfast where the Privacy Commissioner launched "Privacy at Work - a guide to the Privacy Act for employers and employees" and released the results of the 2008 UMR survey on attitudes to privacy.

To also celebrate Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner held an inaugural Chris Slane Privacy Cartoon Exhibition "No Laughing Matter" at the Westpac St James Theatre on 26 August.

Privacy Issues Forum, Hotel Intercontinental, 27 August 2008

View the final programme for the Privacy Issues Forum.

View the speakers' presentations given at the Privacy Issues Forum, during Privacy Awareness Week at the Hotel Intercontinental on 27 August 2008.

Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner - Keynote address:  "Privacy and community: personal space within the public sphere"

Andrew Jack, NZ Customs:  Privacy Issues on the Employment Context - An Employer's Perspective 

Barbara Buckett, Barbara Buckett & Associates: Exposure: How private are your private parts?

Donald Evans, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago:  Electronically stored health data (ESHD) and best practice

Kathryn Dalziel, Raymond, Donnelly & Co.:  Should we name and shame? Disclosing personal inforation of child sex offenders

Paul Roth, Faculty of Law, University of Otago:  Privacy in the workplace

John Burrows, Law Commission:  Privacy and the Courts

Richman Wee, Human Genome Research Project, University of Otago: Rethinking privacy safeguards for emerging technologies and research in genomics

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Law Commmission:  Evaluating the Privacy Act

Trevor Morley, Trevor Morley Security & Investigation Group: The role of the private investigator in modern criminal investigations

Ursula Cheer, Canterbury University: The Tort of Privacy : Recent legal developments in New Zealand